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By Appointment is best. You might get lucky just popping by, but a great deal of the month I am out visiting artists or scouring up new items, so days in the gallery are limited.
In accordance with the request of local authorities our gallery in Kyoto will be closed from April 1st until further notice.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1334011 (stock #973)
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A fine Tenmoku Glazed pot with Pine needle design by Kimura Moriyasu dating circa 1985 enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall and in fine condition. A vase with this same glaze is held in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan.
Kimura Moriyasu (b. 1935) studied pottery initially at the Kyoto Ceramics Research Facility (which turned out such masters as Hamada Shoji and Kawai Kanjiro) and then under his brother Kimura Morikazu. He is well known for his use of c...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1334070 (stock #974)
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A Superb Shigaraki Chawan by Sugimoto Sadamitsu enclosed in the original wooden box signed beneath by the artist and endorsed by Tea Master Tachibana Daiki of Daitokuji Temple. It is 4 x 5 x 3-1/2 inches (10.5 x 13 x 9 cm) and is in fine condition.
Sugimoto Sadamitsu was born in Tokyo in 1935. A strong adherent to the Zen tradition, Sadamitsu established his own kiln at 33, receiving the kiln name from his mentor Daitokuji priest Tachibana Oki. His Zen studies have refined the spiritual s...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1335011 (stock #975)
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A set of five Yunomi cups by five great artists of the Seto Region, Living National Treasure Kato Takuo, Kato Shunto Kato Sho, Kawamoto Goro and Suzuki Seisei. Each comes enclosed in a signed wooden box, the five boxes all grouped in one box of card paper. They are roughly 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall each and all are in excellent condition.
Kato Takuo, I am sure, requires no introduction. He was trained in ceramics by both his father, Kato Kobei, and at the Kyoto School of ceramics. He was...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1335175 (stock #977)
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A perfectly turned orb vase covered in fissured celadon by Minegishi Seiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is roughly 12 inches (30 cm) diameter and in excellent condition. Born in 1952 in Saitama, he studied under various masters in Nagano, Tochigi and Ibaragi, going solo at the young age of 22. He worked in Kohiki ware initially, but moved to celadon, and is considered one of a select few true masters of that form in Japan today. He moved his kiln from Saitama to Nasu in T...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1335412 (stock #979)
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A fine Hai-yu ash glazed vase by Living National Treasure Tamura Koichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 5 inches (12 cm) diameter, 3-1/2 inches (9 cm) tall and in fine condition. Tamura Koichi (1918-1987) graduated from the Tokyo University of Fine arts Where he later taught), and took up an apprenticeship under (later) Living National Treasure Tomimoto Kenkichi. With a very impressive career, Koichi too was designated a Living National Treasure for work with iron glaze the ...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1336217 (stock #985)
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A large vase by Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Tenmoku-yu Kabin inside a black lacquered wooden niju-bako box. It is 14-1/2 inches (37 cm) tall, 8 inches (20 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) was born in Kyoto the son of a ceramic dealer. Discarding the family business he apprenticed in plastic arts under Ishiguro Munemaro. His work retains some principal elements of his teachers style while incorporati...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1336430 (stock #973)
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Ash encrusts one side of this flattened Signature form by Shigaraki Legend Furutani Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Opposite is rich red terracotta and in between rivers of molten green glass. It is 45 cm (17-1/2 inches) diameter, and weighs 14 kg (30 pounds) plus the thick Kiri-wood box. This belongs in a museum of contemporary Japanese pottery.
Furutani Michio is one of the Gods of Shigaraki, an artist who wrote the book on Anagama kilns, and one of the more influen...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1336436 (stock #986)
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A superb Iga Mizusashi by Saji Kotaro enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 7 inches (18 cm) diameter, 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Saji Kotaro was born in 1947, and relocated to Tajimi in 1977 where he opened a kiln in Yamabuki cho specializing in tea ceramics.
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Pre 2000 item #1337191 (stock #992)
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A black lacquered lid covers the opening of this exquisite mizusashi by Tsukigata Nahiko enclosed in a wooden box titled Oni Shino Mizusashi and endorsed by his student Ayukai Kogetsu. It is 7-1/2 inches (19 cm) diameter, 6 inches (15.5 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Tsukigata Nahiko (1923-2006) was not only an accomplished ceramic artist, but also a painter, calligrapher, sculptor and musician. Born in Niigata prefecture, he was at Waseda University in 1941 when he was summarily d...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Jars : Contemporary item #1337500 (stock #995)
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Blasted and dripping with ash, a spectacular Shigaraki Mizusashi by Tanimoto Yo enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A shell juts from raw rippled wood lid like it was sticking up from the ripples of sand on a beach. It is 21.5 cm (8-1/2 inches) tall 18.5 cm (7 inches) diameter and in fine condition. Born in 1958 the son of Iga potter Tanimoto Kosei, Yo was raised among the kilns and has always had his hands in clay. He first began exhibiting in 1982, and in 1984 moved to Europe where...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1337565 (stock #996)
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A spectacular Iga Tsubo by Shimizu Hiroshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Bidoro, Tombo-no-me, tobi-hai, shiseki…the surface is an exploration of kiln affects, every slight turn bringing new surprises. It is 15 inches (38.5 cm) diameter, 17 inches (43 cm) tall and in excellent condition. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Shimizu Hiroshi was born the grandson of the first generation potter Shimizu Rakuzan in Mie prefecture in1941. He began work...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1339866 (stock #1008)
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Blue rivulets drip down over green melding into crystallized white at the base on this Tsubo by Sakuchi Ensen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. A blast of red on one side forms an engaging eye, opposite a firing flaw along the shoulder lends a sense of drama. It is 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall 9-1/2 inches (24 cm) diameter and in fine condition.
Sakuchi Ensen (B. 1922) began on the path of the potter in 1946, searching to create something unusual in the hills of Okayama. His rese...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1340363 (stock #1011)
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Mottled blue in thick textured drips run down the sides over ashen glaze on this 4 eared Tsubo by Sakuchi Ensen enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The thickness of the drips adds a tactile sense to this piece, compelling the hands to reach out and touch. It is 11-1/2 inches (29.5 cm) tall 9 inches (23 cm) diameter and in fine condition. The box lid is stained.
Sakuchi Ensen (B. 1922) began on the path of the potter in 1946, searching to create something unusual in the hils of Ok...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1340766 (stock #1013)
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An elegant form lightly brazed with hidashiki lines by Wakimoto Hiroyuki enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Bizen Shuki (sake vessel). It is 6-1/2 inches (17 cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Wakimoto Hiroyuki is an outsider in the Bizen world. He followed in the footsteps of friend Kakurezaki Ryuichi, both originally of Nagasaki. He graduated the Osaka University of Art Textile design in 1975, but gave up that line, settling in Bizen for a long apprenticeship under Yam...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1341036 (stock #1016)
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Like some ancient Haniwa soldier, this odd form stands guard, wide shoulders and dominating stance catching the eye, a sculptural vase by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The mottled salt glaze covers a dark body standing 11 x 5 x 3 inches (28 x 12.5 x 33 cm). It is in excellent condition.
Koinuma Michio is a compelling figure unique among contemporary artists. He seems to have no limit to his imagination and creativity, still dazzling us with new concepts afte...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Contemporary item #1341790 (stock #1024)
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An undulating band of gold like an elaborate Nihsijin-ori obi (sash) seems to bind the layers of torn dark clay forming this stacking box by Nakamura Takuo (Baizan III) enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is comprised of three parts, inside decorated with bright patterns, outside austere but for the sig-sagging line of patterned gold. One is reminded of the antique mens Haori jackets, which were only ever decorated on the inside, always a dark color out. The box is 8 x 6 x 5-1/2 i...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1342522 (stock #1026)
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A seminal work covered in red with black by Morino Taimei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. It is 9 x 6-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (23.5 x 14 x 24 cm) and in excellent condition. Taimei was born in Kyoto in 1934, and was first accepted into the Nitten National Exhibition at a relatively young age in 1957 (a year before graduating the Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art!). In 1960 he received the prestigious Hokutosho prize at the same National Exhibition. In the early 60s he worked as a g...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Sculptural : Contemporary item #1344403 (stock #1039)
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A very large container of this artist's signature textured gray clay by Koinuma Michio enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Chomon Tsubo (Sculpted Tsubo). Impressive, it is 28 cm (11 inches)diameter, roughly the same height and in excellent condition. For a simiolar piece see the second illustration in "To" volume ten.
Koinuma Michio is a compelling figure unique among contemporary artists. He seems to have no limit to his imagination and creativity, still dazzling us with ...